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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by flipper, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    I have a friend on another site that is asking for help with a small pin/brooch that she came across. There is not much assistance there so I am going to try and post the pics here to help her.
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    Thank you in advance
     
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  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Generally glued stones equals cheap crap
     
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  3. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    I will rush to tell her the news!;)
    But, she was wondering it it was a symbol from some organization, fraternity club, whatever...you know, one of those cheap crap groups? :smuggrin:
     
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Is that small pin - gold plated?
     
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  5. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I do not know for sure but she said there were no markings she could find at all.
     
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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    To me, it looks plated with something.. Gold? Is it gold in color - in person?
     
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  7. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I think it's strictly decorative, not the emblem of any organization. Guessing stamped brass, might have been gilded once. Nice blue 'stones' still in remarkably good condition. The way the entire pin assembly is made of a single piece of wire is another indication of inexpensive manufacture.
     
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  9. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your input. It is much more information than she had and I do not think she thought it was particularly expensive.
     
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  10. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Much kinder :)
     
  11. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Ahhhhh, semantics.
     
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  12. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    It may mean the same thing but one description shows respect for the persons property and one doesn't. One persons cheap crap could be someone else's treasured heirloom.
     
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  13. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    You bet!

    I was shopping with my MIL 30 years ago and found a nice framed mirror. She said (read this with a German accent) "Vat do you vant vith that old thing?" I still have it, it hangs in our guest bedroom :)
     
  14. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    :hilarious::hilarious:. That's brilliant!. I've just been transported into that shop with you 30 years ago!.
     
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